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William Morris Gallery

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Address: Lloyd Park Forest Road | Forest Road, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest E17 4PP, England
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+44 20 8496 4390
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to William...

The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to William Morris - designer, craftsman, writer, socialist and conservationist. The Gallery is housed in the Grade II* listed building that was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.The William Morris Gallery reopened in August 2012 following a major redevelopment and won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013. William Morris Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Free entry.

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Proud to be, "William Morris" ..

Have been here a few times now and just love this place and look back at the fascinating life of "The extravagant William Morris" ... His works, art, and textiles are purely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark W
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times now and just love this place and look back at the fascinating life of "The extravagant William Morris" ... His works, art, and textiles are purely magical So ahead of his time and a pure Walthamstow genius. If you love your art, then this is a "pure must see" Free to enter and fabulous... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a lifelong devotee of all things William Morris from his social reform through to his handmade textiles, his friendhip circle, after dozens of visits from childhood to dotage this visit was a little disappointing. The gallery, artworks, information and exhibition are always great and one can learn something new about The Man each time. The coffee however...... (a double... More 

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Thank outwitthefairies
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a rather nice location, a great collection of Morris work, across the spectrum with additional temporary exhibitions. Also, their oyster cards in the gift shop are the most week made I've seen.

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Thank Ellen D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Walthamstow should be on every visitor to London's list. The William Morris Gallery has a lot to offer. Designer and thinker, Morris lived at this house for a period of his life. interesting displays inform and excite. The café is really good, too and the grounds delightful.

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Thank poosey235
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Interesting place to visit espceially when it is on your door step. The park that leads off this Gallery is lovely for a Sunday walk. It is amazing that all this is in Walthamstow. It is well worth a visit

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Thank julie b
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Gallery was home to William Morris, a large detached property on two floors. Entry is free. The rooms are well presented as you go around with a lot of items on show, clearly labelled. You are given an insight into the man, his family & friends. Staff are very friendly. At this time there is also a small Japanese... More 

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Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice all round afternoon visit, Lovely house, very interesting exhibition on Morris's work, nice cafe overlooking the pretty gardens. Well worth a trip 👍

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Thank Alpacino001
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Luckily it turned out a fine Saturday in March when a friend in London invited me to spend the day with him.Since 'm a volunteer at Standen,an Arts & crafts house in Sussex,he proposed we visit the W.Morris Georgian house in a lovely park at Walthamstow. On entry,without charge,we were greeted by gentleman volunteer who gave us a knowledgeable introduction... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The William Morris gallery is a must-see for anyone who enjoys design, art and also for any history enthusiast. A truly enjoyable experience to learn about Morris, his legacy, and the Victorian London as well. The house is easy to navigate through and the collection is very well presented. There are activities for children and a small café.

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Thank AWanderingLondoner
London, UK
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been on my 'to do' list for too long but I got there today. The house is attractive - front and back, and inside it contains a myriad of displays and information as well as an interesting Japanese exhibition. And a shop with quite nice, if expensive 'stuff'. We had a delicious lunch of tortilla and salad... More 

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